Wednesday, April 22, 2015

6 Historic Witchy Documentaries

Salem Witch Trials

I love all the awesome documentaries that can be seen FOR FREE on Youtube!  I've picked six of my favorites regarding the topic of witches, but I'm sure there are plenty more...if you have a favorite, let us know! 

1. The Blitz Witch--The Unexplained:  During the Second World War, Helen Duncan was known throughout England as being a spiritualist and a psychic medium.  But, when the dead started telling her things the government would have liked to have kept secret, she was suspected to be a spy. But, instead of actually trying her for espionage, she became the last person to be jailed under the Witchcraft Act of 1735.

2.The Pendle Witch Child: Nine year old Jennet Device was a key witness in the 1612 Pendle Witch Trials.  Her testimony led to the execution of ten people, including her whole family.  But why did she do it?

3. Witchcraft--Myth and Reality: An interesting cultural look at the history of witchcraft through the ages.

4. Witches: Leonard Nimoy hosts this Ancient Mysteries documentary on witches and witchcraft.

5. Salem Witch Trials: In Search of History takes a look at the unpleasant period in Puritan New England now known as the Salem Witch Trials.  What caused such a panic? Can it happen it again?

6. Witch Hunter's Bible: This National Geographic documentary explores the creation and the impact of the Witch Hunter's Bible, also known as the Malleus Maleficarum. 

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